Class of 2003
John Azevedo (1967)
Azevedo was the Donald Trevisano Award winner as the most outstanding lineman at Durfee. He played three years of football, playing both offensive and defensive tackle and fullback. He was also named to all-star teams by all area newspapers. In track, Azevedo was involved in both field and track events. He threw the discus and shotput and ran the 100-yard dash. In 1967, he set the school’s discus record, throwing 131-feet, 5-inches.
Barry Bor (1965)
Barry Bor played baseball for the Hilltoppers and was selected to the New England All-Star Team following his senior year. He led the Hilltoppers in home runs, RBI, runs scored, stolen bases, and batting average, batting an incredible .387. He was named to all area all-scholastic teams, the Boston Record American, and Boston Globe teams. Bor attended the University of South Carolina, where he batted .436. He also played in the Cape Cod League, the Armed Forces team, and the Italian Federation Professional League.
Joan Coogan (1978)
Coogan played volleyball, basketball, and softball at Durfee, winning All-State honors for her excellence in basketball. She is considered by her coaches as one of the best female athletes ever to emerge at Durfee. Coogan was also named the Topper’s most valuable player in basketball and volleyball and was named to the All-Bristol County League team in 1978.
Robert Machado (1960)
Bob Machado played football and ran track for the Hilltoppers and was presented the Jake Reagan Memorial Award as Durfee's most outstanding football player in 1959. He led the Hilltopper Track Team to a Bristol County League championship in 1960, posting victories in the 100 and 200-yard dashes and the long jump. He came in third in the Class A All-State Meet's 100-yard dash and was selected All-BCL for three consecutive years.
William Mosa (1973)
In 1972, Mosa led Durfee to the state basketball tournament. He led the team in scoring and helped Durfee achieve an excellent 16-4 overall record. He was named to all-star teams for all area newspapers and was presented the George Kaplan Memorial Trophy, honoring the team’s most outstanding player and was named one of the country's top 500 basketball players by a national magazine. Mosa also spent time in Europe, where he played basketball and coached in Holland.
James Plasski (1978)
Plasski was a vital part of Durfee’s 26-0 state basketball championship team in 1977 and helped the Hilltoppers reach the state finals in 1978. A defensive specialist on the court, Plasski averaged 11 points per game and shot 83 percent from the free throw line. Plasski also played baseball during his senior year at Durfee.
Nancy Stanton (1982)
Stanton was on the Toppers' swimming, basketball, and softball teams. Stanton qualified for state and sectional competitions for four consecutive years as a swimming co-captain. In softball, Stanton was the area’s top pitcher, as well as an all-around threat, obtaining an 18-4 record, batting .379, and knocking in 21 runs in two years. She was also a team captain for the basketball team, averaging 16.2 points and 12 rebounds per game.
Matt Suneson (1976)
Suneson was an outstanding Durfee athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He was an exceptional lineman for the Topper football team, played center for the basketball team, and also played outfield for the Hilltoppers' baseball team. Suneson, a team leader, received several awards for his athletic excellence at Dufee. He won the Trevisano Award as the Hilltoppers' best lineman; the Sam Seigel Award for sportsmanship in basketball; and the Coach’s Award for his performance and dedication in baseball.